You will find so many divorce attorneys in Kent. Go to Avvo.com and enter “divorce” as the practice area and then enter Kent Louisiana and click Search. You’ll see an extended list of divorce attorneys in and near Kent.
You’ll realize that all those attorneys look and sound the same. They’ll all tell you in their short identical Avvo blurbs that they are “compassionate,” “aggressive,” “good listeners,” “blah…blah.” Whatever they believe you wish to hear, that’s what they’ll say.
In the event that you click through to the web sites of those attorneys , that won’t help either. All of them have the exact same cookie-cutter websites.
All of them look and sound the same. All of them inform you about various almost identical qualities about themselves. The problem is that not one of them can prove a single claim they make. You don’t want to know any of that noise. If they do not prove it, it indicates nothing. “I think I’m a genuine great guy, and you should too.” is not a savvy marketing position for a lawyer.
Let your spouse have that weak attorney. You want an attorney of demonstrated higher quality to look after your legal and economic interests. You want the best divorce lawyer in Kent.
To be clear, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with a lawyer having an Avvo account, a Yelp Account, a LegalZoom account or a Google My Business page. What’s wrong is when they ONLY have those accounts and do not position themselves professionally to stand out from the lawyer-crowd.
It’s also wise to be aware that the prominent Avvo Rating displayed in each lawyer’s profile has practically nothing to do with the particular performance of the individual attorney. It is not based, as Avvo wants you to believe, upon client testimonials or any kind of performance metric by that attorney. It is based on “peer recommendations.” Avvo informs you that if you hover over the little information icon alongside the rating.
So because other divorce attorneys in Kent are obviously not going to create testimonials for their divorce lawyer competitor, lawyers in various fields of legal practice dishonestly trade recommendations with each other.
So an area DUI attorney who has no necessary understanding of the attorney s/he is recommending for divorce will write a good testimonial about some non-competitive divorce lawyer as a swap for an equally dishonest and meaningless testimonial by that divorce attorney about their DUI practice.
Don’t get fooled. The Avvo Rating doesn’t tell you how good or affordable any attorney actually is.
And yes, you do want a cheap divorce attorney providing your divorce is uncontested. Cheap divorce attorneys tend to be good divorce attorneys because they tend to handle a lot of divorce and other family law matters. So you can certainly tell your friends that you found an affordable divorce attorney through 1-800-DIVORCE, but let’s face it, if you have an uncontested divorce, you WANT a cheap divorce lawyer.
You will also realize that several divorce lawyer’s websites are “jack-of-all-trades” websites. You might have found them on Avvo’s divorce page, but many of these lawyers also handle bankruptcy, DUI, personal injury, crime, car-wreck, immigration, social security disability, etc. They’re letting you know, “Hey, we do a|bit of everything. Please hire us for something.”
You’ll need a divorce attorney who handles only family law matters. You don’t want your Kent divorce lawyer to grab the phone to you when she’s just been taking care of a criminal record expungement or a social security disability case. Those are very different specializations involving different laws and thought processes.
So today, as you read this, only you understand what’s involved in your impending divorce or family law case.
Armed with that personal knowledge, you’re looking for a local Kent divorce attorney who demonstrates to you some type of unique spark – some creative problem-solving indication that demonstrates their abilities. Again, don’t listen to what the attorney informs you about himself or herself. That type of self-praise means nothing to you. It may be accurate, but it could not be. You are seeking clear reliable proof.
Also, keep in mind that you do not have to find the best divorce attorney in Kent. No one knows who that is anyway. You need to find the best Kent divorce attorney FOR YOU!!
How to find YOUR divorce attorney? Look at how each divorce attorney handles his / her law practice. Why? Because that’s how s/he will handle your divorce or other family law case.
It is reasonable to assume that the way in which business people (like lawyers) handle the difficulties and challenges in their own businesses would be the way s/he handles the difficulties and challenges in your case.
People generally bring the exact same knowledge, intellect, analysis and incentive to each and every problem that faces them. So how each attorney positions and promotes their own law practice is a strong indication of how s/he will conduct your case.
Why would you hire a attorney to handle your own legal and economic interests when they do not even look after their own business interests?
So look carefully at each attorney. If they ONLY stand in line at Avvo with a bogus rating, leave them alone. If they represent themselves only on a cookie-cutter website and only with self-praise, leave them alone. There’s no dynamic or creative insight or spark in such a lawyer.
So what’s an example of a lawyer who represents himself or herself well? How about a divorce attorney who has seized the most effective family law brand in the world? How about a divorce attorney who has secured the 1-800-DIVORCE brand to the exclusion of all other divorce lawyers in Kent? How about a divorce attorney who’s smart enough to possess one single word as their brand, firm name and forever memorable phone number?
Isn’t that the sort of dynamic problem-solving divorce attorney you’re searching for?
You do not want to hire a “jack-of-all-trades” attorney . And you do not want to hire some non-descript attorney who simply stands in line with all other divorce attorney in Rapides Parish. You want a lawyer who represents himself or herself boldly because that means s/he will look after your interests the same way.
However, there’s even more. 1-800-DIVORCE is not just the gold standard divorce marketing brand on the planet. Think about what else 1-800-DIVORCE means – to you AND to your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney.
1-800-DIVORCE brings your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney more cases than their local competitors. Lawyers who handle a lot of divorce cases tend to become better at it than their local competitors. You definitely want a busy divorce attorney who is well-versed in family law and knows what s/he is doing.
1-800-DIVORCE also has an affordability component. It brings 1-800-DIVORCE lawyers divorces at a reduced cost of case acquisition than their lawyer competitors pay. This means your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney is MUCH MORE LIKELY to request lower fees.
Many also offer flat fee unbundled services such as a case review package, where you will not only have your total fee up-front but also pay only for the services your case actually requires.
Most 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys also offer free initial case strategy sessions.
However, maybe the foremost financial indicator for you to consider is that because of the memorability of 1-800-DIVORCE, it is a referral bonanza. What will you say to a friend or relative who needs similar help in the future? You’ll just say, “Call 1-800-DIVORCE. They took care of me.” And that’s the payoff for the lawyer – a case they don’t pay anything for. That and all of your other referrals (and the referrals from your referrals) are free business to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney for years to come. S/he WANTS that free business.
Your 1-800-DIVORCE referrals are what bring your local 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer’s cost of case acquisition way down. They will get 2, 3, 6 divorce cases for the cost of one (yours). And that’s why they signed up. And you know that, and they know that, and they hope you know that.
So take advantage. Make sure that your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney understands that you will refer friends and relatives to him or her through 1-800-DIVORCE but that you want a very good job done in your case.
Only a great job will bring those free referrals. And you do not have to be nasty or mean about that fact. Just state it as a business proposition. Your 1-800-DIVORCE attorney will know it’s true. Be sure to tell him or her that you know a lot of people.
If your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney didn’t have 1-800-DIVORCE, how would you refer people to him or her. You’ll forget his or her name and you’ll lose his or her email address. In 2 or 5 years, you’ll never remember, but you’ll never forget 1-800-DIVORCE.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below to be connected directly to your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney . S/he is exactly the type of Kent divorce attorney you are seeking.
All of the above tells you what situations to avoid and what situations to look for in finding the best divorce attorney for you in Kent.
Of course, we could have just advised you to call 1-800-DIVORCE. 1-800-DIVORCE has been qualifying the best and most cost-effective divorce attorneys and connecting them to divorce consumers since June 1991.
1-800-DIVORCE knows what to look for in a top local divorce attorney. But we had to tell you some guidance with regards to what 1-800-DIVORCE looks for in qualifying your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney. We did not just toss a dart at a map.
But right now we ought to tell you something the most common family law services that are offered by 1-800-DIVORCE attorneys. Of course, the most usual is divorce. Legal separations are a lot less common.
In a common family law case, there might well be multiple family law services offered – maybe as well as divorce or legal separation or as a stand-alone service if the divorce has already been done or will not be pursued at the same time.
Here are perhaps the most frequent additional family law services, which is not to say that they are any less important.
If there is one or more minor children of the marriage, then the issues of child custody and visitation/parenting must be addressed and resolved and be determined by legal court orders.
Child custody is always regarded by the court to be more important than a divorce itself or any other issues such as property division. Obviously, child custody and visitation can be stressful topics for the parents.
To get a child custody case assessment and a firm grasp of what the probable results of a child custody action will be, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
The topic of child support is also potentially emotional. Frequently, it is also a matter of economic survival going forward as well as justice.
No matter whether your child support issue is a matter of determining the correct dollar figure of child support that should be paid, based upon the incomes of the parties and the percentages of primary physical custody of each party or if it is a matter of confirming or adjustment of a current child support order, your near-me 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer in Kent has you covered.
To converse with your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney and get a free child support consultation, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Often in a lengthy marriage, but also in other marriages, spousal support can be a critical issue. It will be the concern of the judge to make sure that the relative financial positions of the spouses after the divorce are kept as much as is possible identical to the standard of living the spouses experienced while they were married.
For a free spousal support assessment, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
When divorcing spouses disagree, a divorce doesn’t have to mean an expensive trial. For many couples, divorce mediation is an excellent and affordable option to battling it out in court.
In mediation, both of you confer with a trained, un-biased mediator to weigh up and finalize the issues in your case. Mediation sessions often occur in a neutral office situation, though you may also be able to go through your mediation online.
To learn about the divorce mediation services offered by your local 1-800-DIVORCE attorney in Kent, call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
Uncontested divorces are those in which both parties agree they want to dissolve their marriage and that neither spouse will contest the case or any of its parts.
In most cases, the court process for uncontested can be finalized in a much shorter time than for litigated divorces.
You could file for divorce thinking the case will be uncontested, but find later on that your spouse will. This doesn’t occur frequently, but it happens.
You should inquire of your 1-800-DIVORCE lawyer concerning the availability of flat-fee unbundled services in an uncontested divorce. Bear in mind that these are not suitable in ALL uncontested divorces.
The important factor in an uncontested divorce is to have an experienced and affordable lawyer on your team from the start just in case your uncontested divorce blows up or requires additional family law assistance.
Call 1-800-DIVORCE or complete the web form below.
If you have made the difficult personal decision to terminate your marriage or to seek other family law relief, you should definitely proceed with your divorce lawyer hiring decision at your own pace. The process must be comfortable for you.
So we thank you for considering using 1-800-DIVORCE for such an important matter as your own divorce or other family law matter.
We ask only that you remember our phone number. We think you will. Whenever you are ready to proceed, just dial 1-800-DIVORCE and you will be connected automatically to the exceptional divorce lawyer 1-800-DIVORCE qualified in your area.